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Fantastic Set Without the Bells and Whis
I was in the hunt to replace my 8 y/o 42" plasma and had been looking for several months. This TV came out at a perfect time and had 90% of wh...Read complete review
I was in the hunt to replace my 8 y/o 42" plasma and had been looking for several months. This TV came out at a perfect time and had 90% of what I was looking for...which didn't include SmartTV nor 3D.This TV has an absolutely fantastic picture and is what you would expect from a Samsung plasma these days. Deep, rich blacks, and vibrant colors. Out of the box, as always, the colors are a unrealistic in some settings and need to be adjusted. I'm not sure there is a lot more to write about, after all, this is all that this TV is supposed to do - it doesn't have any other selling feature aside from the picture itself. So my advice is that if you are looking for a superb picture - look no further. This is absolutely the TV to purchase. The price itself really prices out any competition from it's competition.The features that annoyed me a bit are that there are only 2 HDMI ports...especially since the exact same SmartTV version has 3. Do not expect to be wow'd by the sound. I never expect good sound from a TV, so this was no surprise. It does fine for normal TV watching I suppose, but it certainly isn't going to impress anyone. I bought a sound bar to accompany it before I even got the TV.This was installed onto the wall with a slim-mount, and it looks fantastic. The set is very very slim, and looks extremely sleek and does NOT seem to "hover" from the wall. The bezel is thin so it makes for a very attractive look on the wall that it seems to be a part of the room. The weight, at around 60lbs I believe, makes it for a risk free install. The 42" it replaced was well over 100 lbs.I feel it's necessary to mention ABT customer service. We had noticed there was a sale on this TV (on ABT) a few weeks after it was purchased. It took a 30 second conversation and we had the price adjustment back on our credit card...amazing!
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Karate Kid: Turn on, turn off
Nice TV for the money but access to the rear of the TV is limited and inconvenient when mounted on a wall. Really a two person project due to it's size. And this will ...Read complete review
Nice TV for the money but access to the rear of the TV is limited and inconvenient when mounted on a wall. Really a two person project due to it's size. And this will become important when your TV starts turning itself on and off at will. And it will. I see a fix for it listed on the Samsung site but have yet to get to it due to I'll need help taking this big boy down again. Also, plan on getting a sound bar if you plan on watching movies. Sound is okay with just the TV, DVD you better get a good hearing aid or a nice sound bar. I'm really a Samsung guy but this one's a thumbs down disappointment. Read the reviews first before you buy.
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from Northeast Pa
Comments about Samsung 60" Black Plasma 1080P HDTV:
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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from St. Paul, MN
I did not want a 3D TV or A "Smart TV" as I have "smart" DVD player (PS3). Excellent color, no blurring while watching sports. This is a great TV for a very good price. Plasma is way better than LCD all day
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Only one flaw with this TV
After about a week of using it the video/audio goes in and out of sync. I go through all the steps as suggested in forums and get it corrected and then it slips out again. Some suggest it is a certain network flaw of which I won't mention. Some suggest certain cable stations are the culprit. Some say after pausing it can go out of sync. Very annoying. But a beautiful picture.
Awesome TV! Love it!
Cannot beat this tv for the price. The only issue that we found from it so far is in a bright sunny room the glare is awful. However this is fairly standard in a plasma tv I believe so we just moved it to a wall where the sun doesn't glare off the tv.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
This product is everything we were looking for
We've had this a month and love it. It's everything we wanted and at a good price.
Excellent choice for the money
from Northern CA
We were looking for a basic TV with a great picture and sound. With the Samsung 60" Plasma 5300, we found just what we were looking for. The picture is bright, crisp, and easy to view from any setting or angle. We love the 3 picture setting. For the price, it was an excellent choice.
By Big Al
from Lombard, Illinois
About Me Enthusiast
Good picture TV
This is my second Samsung tv. I bought the first one, a 58 in. plasma a few years ago. I was surprised on how much less this new one weighed, despite being a little bigger. I looked at this unit side by side with another brand's tv. The better contrast for this unit was noticeable. Samsung packaged it very well. There seemed to be little chance of the unit getting damaged during shipping. Setup was straight forward and easy. I can't comment on the quality of the speakers in the tv, since I have my system hooked up through a AV receiver. I am pleased with the picture quality of this unit. There are 3 'scene' modes one can choose from, basically how bright the display is. I choose to turn off the eco sensor. It dimmed the display too much and too often. The second hdmi input can be useful. I have all my products routed through the AV receiver, though if I wanted to hook up a camera for viewing pics, hooking it directly to the tv is easy. A downside is that the printed manual is basically an extended quick start manual. There is a more detailed 'e manual' accessed via the tv's osd menu. I prefer written manuals.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Service and delivery comments:
Delivery was ready for us as soon as 3 days. We had to delay our delivery for a few extra days, and it was no problem. The company arrived and brought the (massive) box right into our house. It arrived in perfect condition. Fantastic, couldn't get better without paying extra.I will caution that the box is much larger than you might anticipate - it is packed with a TON of styrofoam...it was truly a mess to break down.
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Wall mounted with sound bar on top...grainy photo.
Tags: Using Product, Picture of Product
Picture is great. The picture quality is excellent. At first was unsure about Plasma TVs, but after my father got one just like this, I ended up going with it also. Good buy.
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